Wednesday, 11 April 2018

AQC BUT NO STITCHING


I haven't been to the AQC for a few years so I jumped at the chance to go when my quilting group  decided to all go on a coach. We went on the Sunday and it wasn't crowded at all which was lovely.  It was so nice to be able to look at the stalls without people pushing in or tripping over trolleys. Needless to say I had fun purchasing things I needed and wanted.  I bought the latest Simply Vintage magazine that hadn't been released at Newsagencies yet and a gorgeous Fig 'N' Berry pattern for felt Christmas ornies with the felt I needed to make all 4 of them. I found some yummy fat 1/4s too.


 
Not being a very good machine quilter I decided to buy a stencil and pounce pad to do FMQ ( not that it is exactly free motion when one is following a line). If I can't do machine quilting with these helpful items then I give up! I couldn't resist a cute stitchery to make for my munchkin's room and I also bought my mum a stitchery I thought she would like to do. I remembered I need refills for my glue pen and decided to buy another pen as well.
 
 
There were some lovely quilts on display but I couldn't take a lot of pics as my eyes started to go weird with the onset of a migraine. This one caught my attention from a distance. It is actually raised with the coloured bit underneath which had been bubble quilted. For some reason these 2 pics are sideways and I cannot seem to alter them. Gremlins again!
   
 
This one was so colourful and made me smile.
 
 
Unfortunately, I have not done any stitching for 4 days. I was on a roll starting my 3rd appliqued angel but I was stopped in my tracks when a blinding headache struck me with visual disturbance that quite scared me. A similar thing happened on Sunday at the AQC and I am only really just getting over the headaches now. I am grumpy as a result of not being able to stitch, read or get on the computer. However, I had finished another book before all this. It was a good work of fiction that cleverly incorporated the Tay Bridge disaster back in 1879 in Scotland. I never knew about this piece of Scottish history so I looked it up. I love how reading can expand one's knowledge. It is called 'The Last Train' by Sue Lawrence.
 
 
I hope you are all well and enjoying much stitching.
 
Angel Blessings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Ondrea oh dear hope you are feeling alot better now,love your new purchases,you will have fun with them,take care my friend xx

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  2. Oh how horrible for you! Do hope you are on the mend. I love your lovely purchases...the nice thing is the Angels will be happy to wait for you xx

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  3. Some lovely goodies there. I also stock up on multiple blades at craft shows. Take care and get those headaches checked out.

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  4. Wonderful purchases from the show...now you can do a smuch EPP as you like. Hope the headaches have gone now and things are back to normal for you. That book sounds interesting.

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  Unfortunately , I have not done any crafty things since my last post. It is a cold and wet day here so I might venture into my sewing room...